Thomas Delahanty, Officer, Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Salary and Net Worth

Thomas Delahanty Bio, Wiki

Thomas Delahanty (Thomas K.Delahanty) is a well-known American former District of Columbia policeman who was wounded during the assassination attempt on U.S. President Ronald Reagan that occurred on Monday, March 30, 1981, in Washington, D.C. Most importantly, he joined the DC Police in September 1963 after serving at Jones and Laughlin Steel and working in the United States Navy. Besides, when the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan happened in March 1981, Thomas was 45 years old and had been a police officer for a period of 17 years.

Part of what his nephew described as “a long line of Irish cops”, Thomas was the fourth generation in his family to join the police. Later on, Thomas sued Hinckley, Hinckley’s psychiatrist, and the gun manufacturer (Röhm Gesellschaft). Thomas’ argument against the manufacturer, that small, cheap guns have no purpose except for crime, and thus that the company should be held responsible, was rejected by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Thomas Delahanty Age

He was born in 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Thomas is 86 years old.

Thomas Delahanty Height

He is a man of above-average stature. Thomas stands at a height of 5 ft 10 in (Approx. 1.78m).

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Thomas Delahanty Family

He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,  by his dad and mum. He has a nephew. Thomas has not mentioned any details concerning either his parents or if he has siblings.

Thomas Delahanty Wife

He married his lovely late wife named Jean Delahanty. Thomas lives in Whitehall Borough, Pennsylvania after having moved from suburban Washington after the death of his wife.

Thomas Delahanty Reagan

He was normally a police dog officer; after his dog became sick, he volunteered to help guard President Reagan instead of taking the day off. James Brady Reagan, White House Press Secretary, and Timothy McCarthy the United States Secret Service agent were also wounded in the crossfire.

When John Hinckley Jr. also fired the first of six bullets, striking Brady in the head and seriously wounding him, Thomas recognized the sound as a gunshot and turned his head sharply to the left to locate Reagan. Doing so so, he was also struck in the back of his neck by the second shot, the bullet ricocheting off his spinal cord. Thomas fell on top of Brady, screaming “I am hit!”.

He was taken to Washington Hospital Center. Hinckley’s gun had been loaded with six “Devastator” brand cartridges, which contained small aluminum and lead azide explosive charges designed to explode on contact; the bullet that hit Brady was the only one that exploded. After learning that the others could explode at any time, volunteer doctors wearing bulletproof vests removed the bullet from Thomas’s neck on April 2. Thomas went home eleven days later on Friday, April 10, 1981, and quoted as saying, “I feel good . . . I’m ready to go.”

The bullet also had ricocheted off his spinal cord after striking his neck. Thomas suffered permanent nerve damage to his left arm ultimately forced him to retire from the Metropolitan Police Department due to his disability. After the assassination attempt, Thomas hailed as a hero though he felt a great deal of regret for not having been able to have done more.

Thomas Delahanty Salary

He earns his income through his work as a former District of Columbia policeman. Therefore, Thomas has accumulated a decent fortune over the years. Thomas’s salary is $811,172per year.

Thomas Delahanty Net Worth

He is a former District of Columbia policeman correspondent. Therefore, Thomas has accumulated a decent fortune over the years. Thomas’s estimated Net Worth is $999,112

How Old Is Thomas Delahanty

He was born in 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Thomas is 86 years old.

Is Thomas Delahanty Married

Yes. Thomas married his lovely late wife named Jean Delahanty. He lives in Whitehall Borough, Pennsylvania after having moved from suburban Washington after the death of his wife.

Where Is Thomas Delahanty

Thomas serves as a former District of Columbia policeman wounded during the assassination attempt on U.S. President Ronald Reagan that occurred on Monday, March 30, 1981, in Washington, D.C.